University of North Carolina Asheville
Asheville, NC
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, SC
Glendon Campus of York University
Toronto, Canada
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, MS
Keene State College
Keene, NH
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD

Welcome to the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

We’re a higher education non-profit that promotes an accessible liberal arts education in student-centered, residential environments at public universities.

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Metamorphosis

Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at COPLAC institutions
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Summer Institute

Creating connections among faculty and staff across the consortium
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Beard Leadership Circle

Professional development for administrators in the public liberal arts sector
What Our Members Are Saying

“COPLAC institutions provide the education for the 21st century – an education that is equitable, accessible, and grounded in the skills that are essential to thrive in a complex, technological, and multicultural world. Our graduates realize a great return on investment.”

Sue Thomas

President, Truman State